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Acuity Brands Short Interest Ratio and Short Volume

-0.39 (-0.32 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $123.30
50-Day Range
MA: $121.44
52-Week Range
Now: $123.30
Volume272,380 shs
Average Volume467,238 shs
Market Capitalization$4.44 billion
P/E Ratio19.27
Dividend Yield0.42%

Short Interest

Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) Short Interest Data

Current Short Volume3,880,000 shares
Previous Short Volume3,850,000 shares
Change Vs. Previous Month:+0.78%
Dollar Volume Sold Short$478.40 million
Short Interest Ratio / Days to Cover8.0
Last Record DateFebruary, 12 2021
Outstanding Shares39,900,000 shares
Float Size35,490,000 shares
Short Percent of Float10.93%
Today's Trading Volume272,380 shares
Average Trading Volume467,238 shares
Today's Volume Vs. Average-41.70%

Short Interest Over Time

Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) Short Interest History

Report DateTotal Shares Sold ShortDollar Volume Sold ShortChange from Previous ReportPercentage of Float ShortedDays to CoverPrice on Report Date
2/12/20213,880,000 shares $478.40 million +0.8%10.9%8.1 $123.30
1/29/20213,850,000 shares $471.82 million +12.2%10.9%7.5 $122.55
1/15/20213,430,000 shares $425.59 million -2.6%9.7%6.5 $124.08
12/31/20203,540,000 shares $411.49 million -0.8%9.8%5.9 $116.24
12/15/20203,540,000 shares $428.48 million -0.8%9.8%5.9 $121.04
11/30/20203,570,000 shares $416.33 million +1.7%9.8%6.1 $116.62
11/15/20203,510,000 shares $416.71 million -12.7%9.7%6.3 $118.72
10/30/20204,020,000 shares $419.13 million +17.2%10.9%7.4 $104.26
10/15/20203,430,000 shares $314.70 million +0.6%8.8%6.6 $91.75
9/30/20203,410,000 shares $330.43 million -0.6%8.7%6.7 $96.90
9/15/20203,430,000 shares $333.46 million -0.9%8.8%6.5 $97.22
8/31/20203,460,000 shares $362.05 million +3.0%8.9%6.4 $104.64
8/14/20203,360,000 shares $366.11 million +17.1%8.6%5.2 $108.96
7/31/20202,870,000 shares $316.73 million +21.6%7.3%4.3 $110.36
7/15/20202,360,000 shares $233.88 million +7.8%6.0%3.5 $99.10
6/30/20202,190,000 shares $222.31 million +3.8%5.6%3.5 $101.51
6/15/20202,110,000 shares $195.07 million -0.9%5.4%3.8 $92.45
5/29/20202,130,000 shares $182.78 million +3.4%5.5%3.8 $85.81
5/15/20202,060,000 shares $177.47 million +9.6%5.3%4.2 $86.15
4/30/20201,880,000 shares $177.30 million +27.0%4.8%4.2 $94.31
4/15/20201,480,000 shares $119.69 million No Change3.8%3.5 $80.87
3/31/20201,480,000 shares $123.34 million +4.2%3.8%2.9 $83.34
3/13/20201,420,900 shares $130.92 million +22.5%3.6%3.3 $92.14
2/28/20201,160,000 shares $82.45 million -11.5%3.0%2.7 $71.08
2/14/20201,310,000 shares $135.43 million +4.8%3.4%3.2 $103.38

Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI) Short Interest FAQ

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What is Acuity Brands' current short interest?

Short interest is the volume of Acuity Brands shares that have been sold short but have not yet been covered or closed out. As of February 12th, traders have sold 3,880,000 shares of AYI short. 10.93% of Acuity Brands' shares are currently sold short. View details.

What is a good short interest ratio for Acuity Brands?

The short interest ratio, also known as the "days to cover ratio", is calculated by dividing the number of shares of a stock sold short divided by its average trading volume. A short interest ratio ranging between 1 and 4 generally indicates strong positive sentiment about a stock and a lack of short sellers. A short interest ratio of 10 or greater indicates strong pessimism about a stock. Acuity Brands currently has a short interest ratio of 8.0.

What is a good short interest percentage for Acuity Brands?

Companies that have a short interest as a percentage of float below 10% indicates positive investor sentiment and few short sellers. Stocks with a short interest percentage above 10% is considered high, suggesting some investors are pessimistic about the stock. Companies with a short interest percentage of 20% or more indicates widespread negative sentiment. 10.93% of Acuity Brands' floating shares are currently sold short.

Is Acuity Brands' short interest increasing or decreasing?

Acuity Brands saw a increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 12th, there was short interest totaling 3,880,000 shares, an increase of 0.8% from the previous total of 3,850,000 shares. Changes in short volume can be used to identify positive and negative investor sentiment. Investors that short sell a stock are betting that its price will decline in the future. An increase in short sale volume suggests bearish (negative) sentiment among investors. A decrease on short sale volume suggests bullish (positive) sentiment.

What is Acuity Brands' float size?

Acuity Brands currently has issued a total of 36,027,000 shares. Some of Acuity Brands' outstanding shares are available for trading, while others are subject to various restrictions. The public float, also referred to as floating shares or "the float", are shares that publicly owned, unrestricted and available to trade on the open market. Acuity Brands currently has a public float of 35,490,000 shares.

How does Acuity Brands' short interest compare to its competitors?

10.93% of Acuity Brands' shares are currently sold short. Here is how the short interest of companies in the sub-industry of "electrical components & equipment" compare to Acuity Brands: Eaton Co. plc (0.85%), Emerson Electric Co. (1.07%), Roper Technologies, Inc. (0.00%), Rockwell Automation, Inc. (1.61%), AMETEK, Inc. (0.00%), Enphase Energy, Inc. (4.97%), Generac Holdings Inc. (2.49%), II-VI Incorporated (0.00%), Regal Beloit Co. (0.91%), and FuelCell Energy, Inc. (0.00%).

Which stocks are the most shorted right now?

As of the most recent reporting period, the following stocks had the largest short interest positions: ViacomCBS Inc. ($6.50 billion), Aon Plc ($5.58 billion), Charter Communications, Inc. ($5.30 billion), Analog Devices, Inc. ($4.97 billion), Snap Inc. ($3.80 billion), Futu Holdings Limited ($2.84 billion), Airbnb, Inc. ($2.40 billion), Discovery, Inc. ($2.35 billion), Snowflake Inc. ($2.07 billion), and The Kroger Co. ($2.00 billion). View all of the most shorted stocks.

What does it mean to sell short Acuity Brands stock?

Short selling AYI is an investing strategy that aims to generate trading profit from Acuity Brands as its price is falling. Acuity Brands' stock is trading down $0.39 today. To short Acuity Brands stock, an investor borrows shares, sells them and buys the shares back on the public market later to return it to the lender. Short sellers are betting that Acuity Brands will decline in price. If the stock does drop after selling, the short seller buys it back at a lower price and returns it to the lender. The difference between the sell price and the buy price is the trader's profit.

How does a short squeeze work against Acuity Brands?

A short squeeze for Acuity Brands occurs when it has a large amount of short interest and its stock increases in price. This forces short sellers to cover their short interest positions by buying actual shares of AYI, which in turn drives the price of the stock up even further.

How often is Acuity Brands' short interest reported?

Short interest is typically published by a stock exchange once per month. However, NASDAQ publishes a report for U.S. stocks, including AYI, twice per month. The most recent reporting period available is February, 12 2021.

This page was last updated on 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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